[CBI Vs Mamata] ‘Police Commissioner Is Not An Offender’: Dr Singhvi to SC [Full Courtroom Exchange]

Interjecting on behalf of the West Bengal Government, Senior Counsel Abhishek Manu Singhvi advanced, “according to me, this is only an attempt to humiliate and harass. In 2016, this court has appreciated the work of the SIT. The transfer to the CBI was made because this is a multi-state problem. Arrests have been made between 2013 and 2019, but till today, he (Kumar) is not an offender, not a FIR accused…he has only received 160 notices (notice under section 160, Cr. P. C.) three times, and even between the last two notices there was a long gap of one year. Then suddenly, there are the happenings of Sunday? What was the purpose of coming on a Sunday? Two days after political rally and one day prior to the retirement of the DGP? If you violate 160, the offence is bailable and non-cognizable!” Read more…

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